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What This Guide Includes
- Language lessons and opportunities to practice your new skills, free and online
- Cultural Information
- World Media
- World Newspapers
- Online Dictionaries
- Translation Tools
Online Dictionaries and Translation Tools
Free online dictionaries for many languages!
Very easy to use! Choose the "from" language in the left drop-down; choose the "to" language in the right drop-down; key the text into the left box and hit the blue "Translate" key.
Did You Know...
The United States Department of State website has useful fact sheets about most nations of the world. It's a good place to start getting to know a new country!
Opportunity is everywhere!
Will you be studying or interning abroad during law school? Are you preparing to practice in another country? Even if you're just planning a vacation adventure, this guide can show you some tools to speed you on your way!
Language Lessons and Practice
Free, online courses for over 40 languages; audio, video, and games, including phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and tests.
Simple, free, interactive lessons in 13 languages for different levels of ability; full access to more extensive lessons for a fee.
Online language learning community with interactive courses and lessons; native speakers in 12 languages; free, but fee-based Premium membership available giving access to additional features.
Fun, gamelike way to learn a language! Reading, speaking, translating, transcribing. It's addictive! Five languages now -- others in development.
"All the words in all the world. Pronounced."
Native speakers pronouncing words in over 200 languages.
Six-million member learning community to encourage connecting with native speakers; free online courses for over 38 languages.
Learn a Language
Easy lessons, games and activities in 8 languages.
One Stop Shop
...to take a look at this online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages with a wealth of free information! Details of more than 180 writing systems, 600 languages, tips on learning languages, and much much more!
International Etiquette Guides
When traveling to another country, learning some of the language and social customs beforehand is a sign of respect. In addition to making the traveler more comfortable and confident in transacions, a business or legal professional wants to be sure that inadverteant taboo behaviors don't impact the results you want to achieve. Kwintessential is a website that provides helpful information for travelers to many countries around the world.
Cultural basics include information on cuisine, dining etiquette, table manners, family values, and gift giving. Of special interest to the professional or business traveler are tips on relationships & communication, business dress and negotiation, and business meetings etiquette. In addition to free cultural and etiquette advice, Kwintessential also offers services in translation (including legal translation), interpreting, training, and business localization for a fee.
European radio stations streaming live on the internet! Over 50 countries, with links to many stations in various cities.
World Wide Internet Television
Free live and on-demand online streaming television from around the world; over 140 countries and 1,743 channels to choose from!
Foreign Language Films at FSU
Want to watch a movie to practice your listening skills in another language? Go to the online catalog: 1) key "foreign films" in search box 2) check "video recording" 3) check subject term "foreign films" 4) check language you'd like: